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GAO Report Gives Iraq Gov’t an ‘F’

Well, it’s not as bad as last week’s leaked version, but the Government Accountability Office’s Iraq progress report is still pretty grim.  According to the GAO’s findings, the current Iraqi government has failed to meet 11 out of 18 benchmarks set last May by U.S. officials.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE


GAO Report: Only 3 out of 18 Iraq Goals Met

The Washington Post has obtained a draft of the Government Accountability Office’s “progress” report—quite the euphemism in this case—about Iraq.  The 69-page draft, which the paper describes as “strikingly negative,” was apparently passed along by a government official worried that the final draft would be altered to lessen its detrimental impact.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007 READ MORE


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Bush’s Baffling Optimism Defies Harsh Reality in Iraq

Scrambling to shore up support for the Iraq war, President Bush has released a report claiming progress has been made. To many, it seems that the administration is playing its last cards. Patrick Cockburn, in an article originally published in Britain’s The Independent, analyzes the situation.

Posted on Jul 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Rumsfeld to Press: ‘Back Off ... Relax’

The dangerously out-of-touch secretary of defense bristled at reporters’ attempts to challenge him on differences between U.S. and Iraqi officials on benchmarks for progress in Iraq.

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    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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